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I'm new to the whole jailbreak thing, so I apologize if this is a daft question. My iPhone 5 is currently at version 6.1; do I need to un-jailbreak before upgrading via iTunes to the lates version 6.1.2? If so, how do I un-jailbreak? Much thanks in advance for any and all replies!

asked 19 Feb '13, 18:24

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No, updating will unjailbreak it for you.


answered 19 Feb '13, 18:25

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spockers ♦♦

Much thanks!

(19 Feb '13, 18:32) huskymed huskymed's gravatar image

No, you don't need to "unjailbreak" prior to update your iOS.

To the contrary actually, updating your iOS WILL indeed remove the JB.

So you'll have to do it again after.

I would wait thought until evasi0n handles 6.1.2

Hope this helps,



answered 19 Feb '13, 18:26

eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image


Much thanks! I just looked at the evasi0n website and it says it's, "Compatible with all iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and iPad mini models running iOS 6.0 through 6.1.2." Another question, when I re-jailbreak then, will all my purchases through Cydia be restored/remembered, or do I need to back those up somehow?

(19 Feb '13, 18:31) huskymed huskymed's gravatar image

I personaly use APTBACKUP which restores all my tweaks and their settings (free AND paid).

There are others as well.

If you don't, you will still be able to re-download all of them for free, but manually.

Cheers !


(19 Feb '13, 18:38) eYe-I-aïe eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image

From what I am understanding, the update will un-jailbreak it for you. Then you just need to re-jailbreak the iPhone using the evasi0n tool.


answered 19 Feb '13, 18:26

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